Patterns of World History Volume Two: From 1400 with Sources

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Patterns of World History, Third Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Stow examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space
in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and critical fashion.

The authors offer a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Each small or large technical or cultural innovation originated in one geographical center or independently in several different centers.
As people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to--and in many cases were transformed by--the innovations. By "adaptation" the authors include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced
acceptance. Seeing patterns of various kinds in historical development brings to light connections and linkages among peoples, cultures, and regions that might not otherwise present themselves.

Such patterns can also reveal differences among cultures that other approaches to world history tend to neglect. For example, the differences between the civilizations of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres are generally highlighted in world history texts, but the broad commonalities of human groups
creating agriculturally-based cities and states in widely separated areas also show deep parallels in their patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Such comparisons are at the center of Patterns of World History. This kind of analysis offers insights into how an individual innovation was
subsequently developed and diffused across time and space--that is, the patterns by which the new eventually becomes a necessity in daily lives. Through all of this we gain a deeper appreciation of the unfolding of global history from its origins in small, isolated areas to the vast networks of
global interconnectedness in our present world.

The authors' use of a broad-based understanding of continuity, change, and innovation allows them to restore culture in all its individual and institutionalized aspects--spiritual, artistic, intellectual, scientific--to its rightful place alongside technology, environment, politics, and
socioeconomic conditions. Understanding innovation in this way allows this text to help illuminate the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and open-ended fashion.

Author Biography

Peter von Sivers is Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah.

Charles A. Desnoyers is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at La Salle University.

George B. Stow is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in History at La Salle University.

Table of Contents

Studying with Maps
Note on the Dates and Spellings
About the Authors

PART THREE: The Formation of Religious Civilizations, 600-1450 CE

Chapter 15. The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550 CE
The Legacy of Teotihuacán and the Toltecs in Mesoamerica
-Militarism in the Mexican Basin
-Late Maya States in Yucatán
The Legacy of Tiwanaku and Wari in the Andes
-The Expanding State of Tiwanaku
-The Expanding City-State of Wari
American Empires: Aztec and Inca Origins and Dominance
-The Aztec Empire of Mesoamerica
-The Inca Empire of the Andes
Imperial Society and Culture
-Imperial Capitals: Tenochtitlán and Cuzco
-Power and Its Cultural Expressions
Patterns Up Close: Human Sacrifice and Propaganda
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 15
15.1--The Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá
15.2--Skeletons in a Wari royal tomb site, El Castillo de Huarmey, Peru
15.3--Bernal Díaz, The Conquest of New Spain
15.4--Pedro Cieza de León on Incan roads
15.5--Garcilaso de la Vega, "The Walls and Gates of Cuzco"

Against the Grain: Amazon Rain Forest Civilizations

PART FOUR: Interactions across the Globe, 1450-1750

Chapter 16. Western European Overseas Expansion and the Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle, 1450-1650
The Muslim-Christian Competition in the East and West, 1450-1600
-Iberian Christian Expansion, 1415-1498
-Rise of the Ottomans and Struggle with the Habsburgs for Dominance, 1300-1609
Patterns Up Close: Shipbuilding
The Centralizing State: Origins and Interactions
-State Transformation, Money, and Firearms
Imperial Courts, Urban Festivities, and the Arts
-The Ottoman Empire: Palaces, Festivities, and the Arts
-The Spanish Habsburg Empire: Popular Festivities and the Arts
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 16
16.1--Christopher Columbus, The Book of Prophecies
16.2--Thomas the Eparch and Joshua Diplovatatzes, "The Fall of Constantinople"
16.3--Evliya Çelebi, "A Procession of Artisans at Istanbul"
16.4--Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, "The Court of Suleiman the Magnificent"
16.5--Janissary musket

Against the Grain: Tilting at Windmills

Chapter 17. The Renaissance, New Sciences, and Religious Wars in Europe, 1450-1750
Cultural Transformations: Renaissance, Baroque, and New Sciences
-The Renaissance and Baroque Arts
-The New Sciences
-The New Sciences and Their Social Impact
-The New Sciences: Philosophical Interpretations
Centralizing States and Religious Upheavals
-The Rise of Centralized Kingdoms
Patterns Up Close: Mapping the World
-The Protestant Reformation, State Churches, and Independent Congregations
-Religious Wars and Political Restoration
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 17
17.1--Examination of Lady Jane Grey, London
17.2--Sebastian Castellio, Concerning Whether Heretics Should Be Persecuted
17.3--Duc de Saint-Simon, "The Daily Habits of Louis XIV at Versailles"
17.4--Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti
17.5--Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina de' Medici

Against the Grain: The Digger Movement

Chapter 18. New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
The Colonial Americas: Europe's Warm-Weather Extension
-The Conquest of Mexico and Peru
-The Establishment of Colonial Institutions
The Making of American Societies: Origins and Transformations
-Exploitation of Mineral and Tropical Resources
Patterns Up Close: The Columbian Exchange
-Social Strata, Castes, and Ethnic Groups
-The Adaptation of the Americas to European Culture
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 18
18.1--Hernán Cortés, Second Letter from Mexico to Emperor Charles V
18.2--Marina de San Miguel's Confessions before the Inquisition, Mexico City
18.3--Nahuatl Land Sale Documents, Mexico
18.4--The Jesuit Relations, French North America
18.5--The Salem Witch Trials, British North America

Against the Grain: Juana Inés de la Cruz

Chapter 19. African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
African States and the Slave Trade
-The End of Empires in the North and the Rise of States in the Center
-Portugal's Explorations along the African Coast and Contacts with Ethiopia
-Coastal Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
American Plantation Slavery and Atlantic Mercantilism
-The Special Case of Plantation Slavery in the Americas
-Slavery in British North America
-The Fatal Triangle: The Economic Patterns of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Culture and Identity in the African Diaspora
-A New Society: Creolization of the Early Atlantic World
Patterns Up Close: Voodoo and Other New World Slave Religions
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 19
19.1--Abd al-Rahman al-Saadi on the Scholars of Timbuktu
19.2--Letter of Nzinga Mbemba (Afonso I) of Kongo to the King of Portugal
19.3--Documents concerning the slave ship Sally, Rhode Island
19.4--The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
19.5--Castas Paintings, Mexico

Against the Grain: Oglethorpe's Free Colony

Chapter 20. The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects, 1400-1750
History and Political Life of the Mughals
-From Samarkand to Hindustan
-The Summer and Autumn of Empire
Patterns Up Close: Akbar's Attempt at Religious Synthesis
Administration, Society, and Economics
-Mansabdars and Bureaucracy
-The Mughals and Early Modern Economics
-Society, Family, and Gender
Science, Religion, and the Arts
-Science and Technology
-Religion: In Search of Balance
-Literature and Art
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 20
20.1--Babur, The Baburnama
20.2--Muhammad Dara Shikuh, The Mingling of Two Oceans
20.3--Edicts of Aurangzeb
20.4--Muhammad Ghawth Gwaliori, The Five Jewels
20.5--Calico textile

Against the Grain: Sikhism in Transition

Chapter 21. Regulating the "Inner" and "Outer" Domains: China and Japan, 1500-1800
Late Ming and Qing China to 1750
-From Expansion to Exclusion
-The Spring and Summer of Power: The Qing to 1750
Patterns Up Close: The "China" Trade
-Village and Family Life
-Science, Culture, and Intellectual Life
The Long War and Longer Peace: Japan, 1450-1750
-The Struggle for Unification
-The Tokugawa Bakufu to 1750
-Growth and Stagnation: Economy and Society
-Hothousing "Japaneseness": Culture, Science, and Intellectual Life
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 21
21.1--Treaty between Koxinga and the Dutch government, Formosa
21.2--Matteo Ricci, China in the Sixteenth Century
21.3--Emperor Qianlong's Imperial Edict to King George III
21.4--Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Goban Taiheiki
21.5--Honda Toshiaki, "Secret Plan for Managing the Country"

Against the Grain: Seclusion's Exceptions

PART FIVE: The Origins of Modernity, 1750-1900 658

Chapter 22. Patterns of Nation-States and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1750-1871
Origins of the Nation-State, 1750-1815
-The American, French, and Haitian Revolutions
Patterns Up Close: The Guillotine
Enlightenment Culture: Radicalism and Moderation
-The Enlightenment and Its Many Expressions
-The Other Enlightenment: The Ideology of Ethnolinguistic Nationalism
The Growth of the Nation-State, 1815-1871
-Restoration Monarchies, 1815-1848
-Nation-State Building in Anglo-America, 1783-1900
Romanticism and Realism: Philosophical and Artistic Expression to 1850
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 22
22.1--Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
22.2--Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Woman
22.3--Voltaire, "Torture" from the Philosophical Dictionary
22.4--Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
22.5--Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Against the Grain: Defying the Third Republic

Chapter 23. Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century, 1790-1917
Independence, Constitutionalism, and Landed Elites
-Independence in the Southern Cone: State Formation in Argentina
-Brazil: From Kingdom to Republic
-Independence and State Formation in Western and Northern South America
Patterns Up Close: Slave Rebellions in Cuba and Brazil
-Indepedence and Political Development in the North: Mexico
Latin American Society and Economy in the Nineteenth Century
-Rebuilding Societies and Economies
-Export-Led Growth
-Culture, Family, and the Status of Women
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 23
23.1--Memoirs of General Antonio López de Santa Anna
23.2--Simón Bolívar, "The Jamaica Letter"
23.3--Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Travels in the United States in 1847
23.4--Amulet containing passages from the Qur'an, worn by Muslim slaves who rioted in Bahia, Brazil
23.5--Photograph of a Chinese coolie, Peru

Against the Grain: Early Industrialization in Chile?

Chapter 24. The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750-1910
China and Japan in the Age of Imperialism
-China and Maritime Trade, 1750-1839
-The Opium Wars and the Treaty Port Era
Patterns Up Close: Interaction and Adaptation: "Self-Strengthening" and "Western Science and Eastern Ethics"
-Toward Revolution: Reform and Reaction to 1900
-In Search of Security through Empire: Japan in the Meiji Era
Economics and Society in Late Qing China
-The Seeds of Modernity and the New Economic Order
-Culture, Arts, and Science
Zaibatsu and Political Parties: Economics and Society in Meiji Japan
-Commerce and Cartels
-"Enlightenment and Progress": Science, Culture, and the Arts
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 24
24.1--Lin Zexu's Letter to Queen Victoria of Great Britain
24.2--Narrative of the British ship Nemesis during the First Opium War
24.3--A Boxer rebel and a British family killed during the Boxer Rebellion
24.4--The Meiji Constitution of the Empire of Japan
24.5--Natsume Soseki, Kokoro

Against the Grain: Reacting to Modernity

Chapter 25. Adaptation and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
Decentralization and Reforms in the Ottoman Empire
-Ottoman Imperialism in the 1600s and 1700s
-The Western Challenge and Ottoman Responses
-Iran's Effort to Cope with the Western Challenge
Patterns Up Close: Sunni and Shiite Islam
Westernization, Reforms, and Industrialization in Russia
-Russia and Westernization
-Russia in the Early Nineteenth Century
-The Great Reforms
-Russian Industrialization
-The Abortive Russian Revolution of 1905
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 25
25.1--Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letters from the Levant
25.2--Imperial Edict of the Rose Garden
25.3--Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
25.4--Tsar Alexander II's Abolition of Serfdom
25.5--Nikolai Chernyshevsky, What Is to Be Done?

Against the Grain: Precursor to Lenin

Chapter 26. Industrialization and Its Discontents, 1750-1914
Origins and Growth of Industrialism, 1750-1914
-Early Industrialism, 1750-1870
-The Spread of Early Industrialism
-Later Industrialism, 1871-1914
Patterns Up Close: "The Age of Steam"
The Social and Economic Impact of Industrialism, 1750-1914
-Demographic Changes
-Industrial Society
-Critics of Industrialism
-Improved Standards of Living
-Improved Urban Living
-Big Business
Intellectual and Cultural Responses to Industrialism
-Scientific and Intellectual Developments
-Toward Modernity in Philosophy and Religion
-Toward Modernity in Literature and the Arts
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 26
26.1--Charles Dickens, Hard Times
26.2--The Death of William Huskisson, First Casualty of a Railroad Accident
26.3--Young Miners Testify to the Ashley Commission
26.4--Karl Marx, "Wage Labour and Capital"
26.5--Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

Against the Grain: The Luddites

Chapter 27. The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914
The British Colonies of India, Australia, and New Zealand
-The British East India Company
-Direct British Rule
-British Settler Colonies: Australia
Patterns Up Close: Military Transformations and the New Imperialism
European Imperialism in the Middle East and Africa
-The Rising Appeal of Imperialism in the West
-The Scramble for Africa
Western Imperialism and Colonialism in Southeast Asia
-The Dutch in Indonesia
-Spain in the Philippines
-The French in Vietnam
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 27
27.1--The Azamgarh Proclamation
27.2--Ismail ibn 'Abd al-Qadir, The Life of the Sudanese Mahdi
27.3--Edward Wilmot Blyden, Liberian Independence Day Address
27.4--Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden"
27.5--Mark Twain, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness"

Against the Grain: An Anti-Imperial Perspective

PART SIX: From Three Modernities to One, 1914-PRESENT

Chapter 28. World Wars and Competing Visions of Modernity, 1900-1945
The Great War and Its Aftermath
-A Savage War and a Flawed Peace
-America First: The Beginnings of a Consumer Culture and the Great Depression
-Great Britain and France: Slow Recovery and Troubled Empires
Patterns Up Close: The Harlem Renaissance and the African Diaspora
-Latin America: Independent Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes
New Variations on Modernity: The Soviet Union and Communism
-The Communist Party and Regime in the Soviet Union
-The Collectivization of Agriculture and Industrialization
New Variations on Modernity: Supremacist Nationalism in Italy, Germany, and Japan
-From Fascism in Italy to Nazism in the Third Reich
-Japan's "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" and China's Struggle for Unity
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 28
28.1--ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in August 1915
28.2--Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth
28.3--Benito Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile, "Foundations and Doctrine of Fascism"
28.4--Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
28.5--Franklin D. Roosevelt, undelivered address planned for Jefferson Day

Against the Grain: Righteous among the Nations

Chapter 29. Reconstruction, Cold War, and Decolonization, 1945-1962
Superpower Confrontation: Capitalist Democracy and Communism
-The Cold War Era, 1945-1962
-Society and Culture in Postwar North America, Europe, and Japan
Populism and Industrialization in Latin America
-Slow Social Change
-Populist Guided Democracy
The End of Colonialism and the Rise of New Nations
-"China Has Stood Up"
-Decolonization, Israel, and Arab Nationalism in the Middle East
-Decolonization and the Cold War in Asia
Patterns Up Close: Bandung and the Origins of the Non-Aligned Movement
-Decolonization and Cold War in Africa
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 29
29.1--The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
29.2--Winston Churchill, The Iron Curtain Speech
29.3--Letters on the Cuban Missile Crisis, between Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev
29.4--Ho Chi Minh, "The Path Which Led Me to Leninism"
29.5--Indira Gandhi, "What Educated Women Can Do"

Against the Grain: Postwar Counterculture

Chapter 30. The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World, 1963-1991
The Climax of the Cold War
-The Soviet Superpower in Slow Decline
Transforming the West
-Civil Rights Movements
From "Underdeveloped" to "Developing" World, 1963-1991
Patterns Up Close: From Women's Liberation to Feminism
-China: Cultural Revolution to Four Modernizations
-Vietnam: War and Unification
-The Middle East
-Africa: From Independence to Development
-Latin America: Proxy Wars
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 30
30.1--Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World
30.2--Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"
30.3--Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
30.4--Coverage of the Tiananmen Square Protests
30.5--Salvador Allende, "Last Words to the Nation"

Against the Grain: The African National Congress

Chapter 31. A Fragile Capitalist-Democratic World Order, 1991-2014
Capitalist Democracy: The Dominant Pattern of Modernity
-A Decade of Global Expansion: The United States and the World in the 1990s
-Two Communist Holdouts: China and Vietnam
-A Decade of Global Shifts: Twenty-First-Century Currents and Cross-Currents
Patterns Up Close: Social Networking
The Environmental Limits of Modernity
Putting It All Together

Patterns of Evidence: Sources for Chapter 31
31.1--Osama bin Laden, "Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places"
31.2--Vladimir Putin, Address to the Duma concerning the annexation of Crimea
31.3--Mohammed Bouazizi triggers the Arab Spring, Tunisia
31.4--Arundhati Roy, "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
31.5--United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen

Against the Grain: North Korea, Lone Holdout against the World

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